Information Communication and Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Dr Jenfan Muswere said the launch of the National Device Assembly would ensure availability of ICTs to the public service and general market.
In a statement Dr Muswere said his ministry is working hand in glove with key Ministries of Higher and Tertiary Education, Small to Medium Enterprise and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in the development of the ICT sector in the country.
“Our ministry will work with that of Higher and Tertiary Education; SME’s; Industry and Commerce for the development of ICT sector,”
Minister Muswere further added that the factory will change the ICT in the country and save foreign currency through the substitution of importation.
“The factory will change the ICT sector in Zimbabwe and save the country foreign currency through import substitution.”
This comes after President Mnangagwa earlier today commissioned the Zimbabwe Information Technology Company (ZITCO) Assembly Plant at TelOne in Msasa, Harare.
ZITCO is a joint venture between TelOne, Chinese company Inspur and a Government-owned entity Flushcord Enterprises.
It assembles desktops, laptops, tablets, prepaid electricity meters, smart water meters and other technological gadgets.